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Thursday, May 23 • 15:55 - 16:30
Peribolos: How Kubernetes Uses GitOps to Manage GitHub Communities at Scale - Christoph Blecker, Red Hat & Erick Fejta, Google

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With 6 organizations, 150+ repositories, 400+ GitHub teams, and 800+ unique members, the Kubernetes project has a massive GitHub footprint. Scaling this footprint without excessive manual toil or impacting project velocity is a challenge.

We addressed this challenge by defining our GitHub organization as configuration in a GitHub repository. We wrote tooling, which we called peribolos, that continually applies this config, including whenever we merge changes to it.

Peribolos is built on top of prow, the CI system the Kubernetes project built and runs on. We will show how it works, discuss some of its design decisions around delegation and safety and help you decide whether it can benefit your organization.

Speakers
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Christoph Blecker

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Red Hat
Christoph is an SRE on Red Hat's OpenShift team and a contributor to the Kubernetes project, helping to write the peribolos tool. He is a Technical Lead for the Contributor Experience Special Interest Group and a subproject owner for the Kubernetes GitHub Administration Team, which... Read More →
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Erick Fejta

Staff Software Engineer, Google
Erick works at Google. He writes tooling for the kubernetes community and helps chair sig-testing. He helps create and maintain a lot of community infrastructure such as peribolos, prow, testgrid, kubetest and gubernator. He is also the lesser-known human face behind fejta-bot, which... Read More →



Thursday May 23, 2019 15:55 - 16:30
Hall 8.0 B3